Robert "Bob" Woods was born in Emmons County, North Dakota on October 2, 1922 to Glen and Birdie (Lee) Woods. He was the eighth of ten children, raised in Emmons County, West of Linton, ND. He attended a one room school house and graduated from Linton High School. He served in the Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He spent most of his time in the Pacific aboard the USS Corregidor.
On August 20, 1951 he married Marion Burgad in Linton. He worked for CT Parker Construction on the Garrison Dam and moved to the Northwest in 1952. He continued the powerline construction work with Idaho Power and John M. King Co, and was able to build his own powerline construction company, Power Utility Builders and Bart Assoc. He was president of the NW Line Contractors of OR, WA, ID, and Northern CA for 4 years. He had 65 years of membership with the IBEW local 125. After his retirement at age 70, he continued his love for owning and riding many horses up to the age of 93. Bob left with his family his legacy of a hard work ethic, equality, and belief to do your best along with the love of the outdoors and animals.
Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marion of Troutdale; their three children, Glenn of Troutdale, Cindy (Tracy) Sanders of Lyons, and Cheryl (Gary) Gray of Sandy. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Zach (Shelly), Aaron, Rob, Andy (Amber), Seth (Stacie), Laramie (Ian); and eleven great-grandchildren; Charliegh, Nadallie, Dalaniegh, Ean, Elliegh, Zoei, Austan, Colton, Josh, Rorie, Oakley; several Nieces and Nephews and one sister, Bese of Strasburg, ND.
A private burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery the morning of December 30, 2019 and his Funeral Service will follow at 11:30 at Sandy Funeral Home in Sandy, OR.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob's memory to Mt Hood Hospice at PO Box 1269, Sandy, OR 97055, or the Doernbecher Foundation at PO Box 29017, Portland, OR 97296.
Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.